By: Joleen Patrick, an Adams Homes Sales Agent
Adapted from Beard on Bread by James Beard
Makes Two 9-inch Loaves
This recipe is perfect for Fall and great to make for a Christmas gift as well. Our sales agent, Joleen, from our Mobile, AL office shared this with us and said it’s wonderful because you can make it ahead of time and it freezes great! Thank you for sharing, Joleen.
3½ cups sifted flour
1½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 to 2½ cups sugar
1 cup melted unsalted butter and cooled to room temperature
4 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
2/3 cup Cognac, bourbon or whiskey
2 cups persimmon puree (from about 4 squishy-soft Hachiya persimmons)
2 cups walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped
2 cups raisins, or diced dried fruits (such as apricots, cranberries, or dates)
1. Butter 2 loaf pans. Line the bottoms with a piece of parchment paper or dust with flour and tap out any excess.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Sift the first 5 dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
4. Make a well in the center then stir in the butter, eggs, liquor, persimmon puree then the nuts and raisins.
5. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Storage: Will keep for about a week, if well-wrapped, at room temperature. The Persimmon Breads take well to being frozen, too.
Let us know how yours turns out! If you have a favorite recipe that you love to cook over the holidays, please submit to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.